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by ralphr1780
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Belgium

Re: OTS Door Glass

Rory, the hood can be adjusted to obtain a uniform gap. You have to play with the 3 adjustable seal channels to reach this, then adjust the final height of the glass.
by ralphr1780
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Belgium

Re: S1 Hardtop Chrome fixing clips

Martin, this is the part you need:
https://www.sngbarratt.com/uk/#!/Englis ... fa60739197
Those are held with small screws and the chrome is pressed over.
Hope to have been of help.
by ralphr1780
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Its been a while...
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Belgium

Re: Its been a while...

Welcome back Chris, I have benefited as well much from your site and blog, thanks for that :yellow:
by ralphr1780
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Engine oil leaks
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Belgium

Re: Engine oil leaks

Paul, firstly did you fill in the oil volume recommended in the manual or topped as by the dipstick readings?
And which type of oil? (full synthetic / semi-synthetic / grade …)
These are important elements to check first as excess oil loading and or too thin will enhance the situation.
by ralphr1780
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type
Replies: 33
Views: 1031
Belgium

Re: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type

Wow Steve, I understand your enthusiasm and excitement.
Much valuable advice has been given above by the wise fellows.
If I may, would just add that you need to weigh in also your family situation: such projects can make or break a couple.
Good luck in which ever direction you take.
by ralphr1780
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trying to identify hardtop
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Belgium

Re: Trying to identify hardtop

'This is an exact replica of the original factory hardtop...' slightly amusing... as it's clearly no where near the quality of an original hardtop. From the outside, it looks indeed extremely similar to the original, just missing the 2 chrome decors on the sides. But the rest is quite different. I ...
by ralphr1780
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trying to identify hardtop
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Belgium

Re: Trying to identify hardtop

Here you can find it in the UK:
https://www.scparts.co.uk/sc_en/hard-top-1-151649.html

I have one for my S2, and it is not too bad at all, you just need to adjust the fixing clamps for the right tension.
by ralphr1780
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Air filter - again...
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Belgium

Re: Air filter - again...

Steve you are absolutely right: it fouls strongly the mudguard :cussing:.
I have contacted the fellow who sold it to me and he admitted that the mudguard had been "adapted" (read cut) to accomodate.
Any XK150 fellows around? :helpsos:
by ralphr1780
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Its getting a bit tight in here
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Belgium

Re: Its getting a bit tight in here

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by ralphr1780
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Air filter - again...
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Belgium

Re: Air filter - again...

Steve, the one I have is a home brew which came out of an E.
I will make a trial fit on my car coming week-end and report, it should look like this (Brian's car on JL):

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by ralphr1780
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Air filter - again...
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Belgium

Re: Air filter - again...

Jeremy, seems you nailed it up :yellow: :
https://coventryautocomponents.co.uk/st ... uct_id=295
I will first check fitment on my car and clearance, and if ok for testing and ordering the appropriate filter.
by ralphr1780
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Air filter - again...
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Belgium

Re: Air filter - again...

Thanks JC, the previous owner bought the car as a US import from a dealer, he has no info or contact with previous owner. The filter box was empty when he got the car, he could not give me any hint. Initially I thought I could use an S3 filter element, but these look to be a bit smaller with only ab...
by ralphr1780
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from France
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Belgium

Re: Hello from France

Hi Michel, nice looking pics.
Which tyres have you fitted? Seems 205/70, no rubbing?
by ralphr1780
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Air filter - again...
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Belgium

Air filter - again...

Could not resist and acquired this which was on a US import and the owner returning to original set up: https://i.postimg.cc/mDpZ8V4L/IMG-20190203-125102.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/5NC9SwRJ/IMG-20190203-125106.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Bn5qdJ3w/IMG-20190203-125127.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/V6vmrMC3/IMG-...
by ralphr1780
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from France
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Belgium

Re: Hello from France

Welcome, bienvenue Michel,
You obviously live in a region which is great for touring and you see to have a lovely car.
Would be happy learning a bit more about your history with the car and looking forward to future exchange on this precious forum.
:welcomewave:
by ralphr1780
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hesitation (S2 triple SU)
Replies: 9
Views: 1488
Belgium

Re: Engine hesitation (S2 triple SU)

Alan, I tuned the 3 carbs a little leaner and the slight poppings at deceleration have gone. But I had still the constant hesitation all time, so have followed Christopher's advice and put a 2 degrees advance offset: idle is more stable and response is immediate when pressing throttle. But could not...
by ralphr1780
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 45
Views: 1655
Belgium

Re: Buying MWS wheels

Carsten, I have 15x6 on my S2 (Dayton EB156, tubeless), with Vreds 185 fitted --> stiffer side wall. They fill the space well, look great, and the handling is excellent. Much better than my S1 which has 15x5 (Dunlop, tubes), also with same Vreds 185. Next summer will probably move also to 15x6 (Dayt...
by ralphr1780
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Union Jack
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Belgium

Re: Union Jack

Michel you can wrap it in a yellow jacket :bigrin:
by ralphr1780
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What to do over Christmas
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Belgium

Re: What to do over Christmas

I took a long spin this morning thanks to the unique great sunny and mild Christmas day.
Santa has been quite generous, he brought me these originals re-chromed:

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by ralphr1780
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 1296
Belgium

Re: It must be Christmas

Merry Christmas to all, hope that the old white bearded guy in his red suit will drop by all of you who deserve, bringing along his load of goodies. :santa: Thanks to all here who made it happen throughout 2018, admin / mods / contributors, you're all truly matching numbers. Warmest wishes for a gre...